Older Folks Threatened With Fake Lawsuits to Scare Money Out of Them

One of the most common scams out there is the lawsuit threat scam.

A person calls who identifies themselves as a debt collector. Then, they aggressively threaten a lawsuit for a supposed debt. While anyone could be a victim of this scam, these scammers prey particularly on seniors.

Here is a video where I spoke with an 81-year-old widow who called us worried about being sued.

I explain how these scammers can get your phone number. Scammers will share phone numbers with other scammers if they suspect someone is susceptible of being scammed. I explained some easy ways to identify a scammer, and we discussed things that the scammer told her that immediately identify them as a scammer. Finally, we discuss what to do if the scammer calls again.